Best time to visit Albufeira

Anytime is good to visit Albufeira. The coastal region sees little rain and lots of sunny days throughout the year including winter.

The best time to visit Albufeira for a beach holiday is during summer from June through to mid-September. For walking and hiking, the best time to visit is in April and May during the spring season.

Albufeira weather

Located in the Algarve region of Portugal, Albufeira has a Mediterranean climate, with mild, wet winters and warm, sunny summers.

Winter, from December to February, is mild with sunny days alternating with wet and windy days.

Spring, from March to May, is mild and sunny, with some rainfall in March and early-April.

Summer, from June to mid-September, is warm and sunny. The peak holiday season in Albufeira is July and August, which are also the hottest months of the year, with an average high temperature of 29°C (84°F).

Autumn, from September to November, is initially warm and sunny, turning cloudy and wet by November.

While spring and autumn are perhaps too chilly for swimming, they are excellent for sailing and land-based activities such as golf and exploring the region on foot and car.

Which is the hottest month in Albufeira?
The hottest time of year in Albufeira is normally July and August, with an average daily high temperature of 29°C (84°F), with moderate heat and humidity, and a low of 20°C (68°F)

The warm season lasts from mid-June to mid-September, with an average daily high temperature above 26°C (78°F).

Which is the coldest month in Albufeira?
The coldest month of the year in Albufeira is January, with an average high of 16°C (60°F) and a low of 8°C (46°F).

The cool season lasts from mid-November to mid-March, with an average daily high temperature below 19°C (66°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Albufeira?
The sunniest time of year in Albufeira is usually August with an average of 11 hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 83% of daylight hours.

Which month has the most rain in Albufeira?
December is usually the wettest month in Albufeira with 110mm of rainfall on average. There are normally eight days in December with some rain.

The wetter season lasts from early-October to early-May, with a greater than 13% chance of any given day being a wet day.

There's little or no rainfall from early-May through September.

When is the sea warmest in Albufeira?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Albufeira in August when the water temperature reaches 21°C (69°F).

Which is the windiest month in Albufeira?
The windiest month of the year in Albufeira is December, with an average hourly wind speed of 21 kilometres per hour (11 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-October through April, with average wind speeds of more than 18 kilometres per hour (9 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from May through to late-October. The calmest month of the year in Albufeira is September, with an average hourly wind speed of 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Albufeira.

Albufeira, Algarve – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
16 17 19 21 23 26 29 29 26 23 20 17
Average daily min temp (°C)
8 9 11 12 15 18 20 20 18 16 12 10
Daily hours of sunshine
5 6 7 8 10 11 12 11 9 7 6 5
Daily hours of daylight
10 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 9
Comfort level
No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity No heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
79 77 74 68 69 63 59 63 70 76 77 81
UV Index (max)
2 3 5 7 8 9 9 9 7 5 3 2
Number of days with some rainfall
7 5 5 5 5 1 0 0 2 6 6 8
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
60 45 50 35 25 5 0 0 30 55 65 110
Average wind speed (km/h)
20 20 19 19 18 17 17 16 16 17 19 21
Average daily sea temp (°C)
16 16 16 16 18 19 21 21 20 19 17 18
Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

Holiday seasons

High season: From July through August; advance bookings are generally necessary at the top hotels.

Low season: Spring and autumn is a good time to visit as the weather is generally warm and the crowds have gone home. Although the water may be somewhat chilly, winter (November to March) on the Algarve is sunny and warm.

Low season travel brings great hotel deals with savings of up to 70 per cent at many hotels.

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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Latest update: Best time to visit Albufeira: 11 July, 2022